Travel days can be tiresome, except when they end like this Saturday did. We arrived in the city of Uluru around 3:30. After a quick check in at the hotel, we hit the road to see the mother of all rocks. Having seen like a gazillion pictures of it, I thought I would have little to be impressed by but boy was I wrong. As big as it is, I never imagined. Can’t compare it to anything I’ve ever seen. It’s so huge, and beautiful. The bus driver took us to a little pull off that gave us a chance to stretch our legs and have a bit of a hike. It had rained the day before, so we encountered many puddles.
We saw a lake, petroglyphs left by the aboriginals, many different rock formations.
After a bit of exploring, we drove to a lookout point for sunset. Our tour director and bus driver arranged for canapés and bubbles as we watched the rock from 2 miles away. As the sun set, the rock changed into all different hues.
After all of the sunset pictures, we went to the cultural center to have an outdoor dinner. A barbecue of steak, kangaroo, chicken and sausage. The wine and beer flowed generously. After dinner was over, they poured us one last drink and escorted us a short walk away and turned out all of the lights. I never in my life seen a sky like we saw. Thousands and thousands of stars. An a guy with a love of the night sky, and with an amazing light, pointed out the galaxies, constellations, planets and stars in the southern sky. Amazing time! We both slept well.